March 7, 2009
I just heard from a reliable source in Mexico that martial law has been imposed. The country is under complete military lockdown. Mexican citizens and American tourists have had their movement tightly restricted and are being told to stay off the streets under penalty of arrest. Mexican officials are denying that the country is about to collapse. UPDATE (03:28 08 March 2009): These guys just picked up on the story: http://www.freepressinternational.com/2009/03/ciudad-juarez-mexico-under-martial-law/ Here's a collection of some other relevant links from the comments: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/03/07/mexico.headless.bodies/index.html http://www.google.com/search?q=mexico+gang+warfare http://digg.com/world_news/MEXICO_PLACED_UNDER_MARTIAL_LAW http://chrysler5thavenue.blogspot.com/2009/03/geraldo-was-silenced.html Geraldo was silenced, but there is more information out there. If you happen to be in Mexico or have more information about this, please post anything you can tell us. I have enabled posting anonymously if you are an official with any government or directly or indirectly involved with this action. UPDATE (20:11 08 March 2009): Video of Geraldo's suppressed report corroborating this story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWoKcRmup7U.